Natal Rebellion Medal 1906, with Clasp: 1906, awarded to Warder M. Shuster, Natal Police, who came from Magdeburg in Germany, appears to have worked on the merchant vessel ‘Celke Chief’ was one of only 50 men of the Natal Police Gaolers to gain the Natal Rebellion Medal 1906, with Clasp for 1906, awarded for services during the suppression of the Zulu rising in 1906. Shuster being subsequently confirmed as a warder at the ‘Rebel Compound’ as of 2nd February 1907, watching over the Zulu prisoners in the aftermath of the rebellion. Rare to a conf

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Natal Rebellion Medal 1906, with Clasp: 1906, awarded to Warder M. Shuster, Natal Police, who came from Magdeburg in Germany, appears to have worked on the merchant vessel ‘Celke Chief’ was one of only 50 men of the Natal Police Gaolers to gain the Natal Rebellion Medal 1906, with Clasp for 1906, awarded for services during the suppression of the Zulu rising in 1906. Shuster being subsequently confirmed as a warder at the ‘Rebel Compound’ as of 2nd February 1907, watching over the Zulu prisoners in the aftermath of the rebellion. Rare to a confirmed gaoler.

Natal Rebellion Medal 1906, with Clasp: 1906; (WDR: M. SHUSTER, NATAL POLICE.)

Condition: some contact wear hence about Good Very Fine.

Max Shuster, whose mother came from Magdeburg, Germany, and having been employed as a merchant seaman aboard the vessel ‘Celke Chief’, from which vessel he received the testimonial of the master when he enlisted into the Natal Police at Pietermaritzburg on 6th June 1904, then joined the Natal Police Gaol Department as a Warder on 15th December 1904.

Shuster was promoted to Warder 1st Class on 6th June 1905. and was one of 50 men of the Natal Police Gaolers to gain the Natal Rebellion Medal 1906, with Clasp for 1906, awarded for services during the suppression of the Zulu rising in 1906.

Shuster was a warder at the ‘Rebel Compound’ as of 2nd February 1907, watching over the Zulu prisoners in the aftermath of the rebellion, and then re-engaged with the Natal Police on 6th June 1907, and again on 6th June 1910. Confirmed of service included.